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ChaseCox
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I know this site is for developers only, but what are the chances with getting a Fortan and a MatLab section started? I am using these more and more often in my research, and I am sure more people would be able to benifit from this awesome community of programmers.
Jan 18 '07 #1
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I know this site is for developers only, but what are the chances with getting a Fortan and a MatLab section started? I am using these more and more often in my research, and I am sure more people would be able to benifit from this awesome community of programmers.
Thanks for the compliments Chase.

The big problem with starting new forums is getting a couple of experts to support it. It's no use having 100 questions posted if we have noone to answer them. It some experts would like to post their support here I will look into the possibility of setting up the forums.

Mary
Jan 19 '07 #2

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Thanks for the compliments Chase.

The big problem with starting new forums is getting a couple of experts to support it. It's no use having 100 questions posted if we have noone to answer them. It some experts would like to post their support here I will look into the possibility of setting up the forums.

Mary
I have noticed that a lot of engineering companies have legacy Fortran 77 code kicking around. I worked for a chemistry institute on a modeling project a while ago, and they were still coding in Fortran. During my education, Fortran was required, however, it was a 1 credit course. I would see a forum being useful, however, I understand it wouldn't be useful if no one was able to answer the questions.
Jan 19 '07 #3

ChaseCox
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I see. They have a new version of Fortran out 2003 I think. Fortrann 77 is old school :)
Jan 21 '07 #4

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Thanks for the compliments Chase.

The big problem with starting new forums is getting a couple of experts to support it. It's no use having 100 questions posted if we have noone to answer them. It some experts would like to post their support here I will look into the possibility of setting up the forums.

Mary
my Fortran is a bit rusty but I am always willing to have a look at code. There is certainly a lot of legacy code out there - much of it running on specialist Unix workstations with non standard compilers. We could get a lot of people trying to port to modern machines and compilers.
Jan 23 '07 #5

ChaseCox
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my Fortran is a bit rusty but I am always willing to have a look at code. There is certainly a lot of legacy code out there - much of it running on specialist Unix workstations with non standard compilers. We could get a lot of people trying to port to modern machines and compilers.
That was along the lines I was thinking. Maybe even some help with just the basics. There are so many versions of FORTRAN as well as compilers, I use the GNU compiler, which I am sure most of you do, but what about other compilers? I think there is a large portion of the community here that could help with Fortran. Just a thought.
Jan 23 '07 #6

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